Sunday, March 3, 2013

Denver International Airport

Denver, Colorado

Denver International's 53 square miles of land makes it the largest airport in North The united states. Opened in 1995, the facility is loaded with modern features, including a 16,000-foot-long runway able to handling Airbus A380s.

Why It is Unique:
"There's not lots of ways to make money off the excess land," Schreckengast says, "unless you can become self-sufficient." The designers of this airport were hoping to do that, launching major green initiatives such as a 9200-panel solar farm. The airport says the solar farm produces three million kilowatt-hours of electricity per year, or about half the energy necessary to power the terminal for a year. Additionally, at the finish of 2009, the airport built another photovoltaic method that is responsible for powering the fuel-storage and distribution facility.

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